Church sets Nashville attendance mark with marathon show
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
– Eric Church set an attendance record for Nashville's Nissan Stadium on Saturday while also becoming the first artist to do a solo show.
A crowd of 56,521 fans saw Church deliver almost 40 songs with a show of nearly four hours. He kicked off the night with "Drowning Man" before meeting backup singer Joanna Cotten center stage for "Country Music Jesus" and "That's Damn Rock & Roll." The previous record was 56,112.
"I came here 15 years ago and I had dreams, but I'm not sure I could dream this big. Tonight is a special night for me and you know this if you've been to any of our shows on the Double Down Tour... I'm gonna give you everything I've got all night long, and tonight is going to be a revival. I promise you."
Church played his current single, "Some Of It" (the music video directed by Reid Long debuted on stadium screens prior to the show) and number one hits "Drink In My Hand" and "Record Year" to deep album cuts including "Pledge Allegiance to the Hag" and "Knives of New Orleans."
Church also covered "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Night Moves," "It's A Great Day to be Alive," "Sweet Caroline," "Piano Man," "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" during his signature "Mistress Named Music" medley. As the show drew to a close after midnight, Church encored with "Springsteen."
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